What are the steps in getting a license?

The first step is determining where your physical location will be. If this location is inside the city limits or its police jurisdiction, then you will be required to get your business location approved through a Code Compliance. Once this Code Compliance is complete, then a business license will be issued based on your estimated gross receipts for the remainder of the calendar year. When the license is renewed at the end of the partial year, an adjustment to the amount originally paid will be made on the next year's license amount. A license is required if you are doing business in the City, but not located in the City. You will also need to check with other governmental agencies to see whether or not a license is needed. 

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1. What taxes are administered by the City of Northport Revenue Department?
2. What are the tax rates?
3. When are taxes due?
4. When is a City of Northport business license required?
5. Why do I need to purchase a business license?
6. What is the cost of an initial business license?
7. What type of license do I need to open a business?
8. What are the steps in getting a license?
9. How long does it take to acquire a business license?
10. When does the license expire?
11. Do I need to be tested for a contractor's license?
12. On what is the contractor's license fee based?
13. What type of license is needed to clean homes or apartments?
14. What do I need to open a food service of any type?
15. What is required for a retail automobile license or wholesaler automotive license?
16. I am selling products from my home (jewelry, baskets, etc.). What type of license would I need?
17. Is a license required for lawn work (cutting grass, raking, etc.)?
18. Is a license required for washing cars?
19. What kinds of taxes does the Revenue Department administer?
20. What is sales tax?
21. What are wholesale sales?
22. When is sales tax due?
23. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, when is the due date?
24. Is the seller allowed a discount for timely filing and paying the sales tax that is due?
25. Is there a penalty imposed for not filing timely and not paying the sales tax that is due?
26. What is Rental Tangible Personal Property tax?
27. What is Consumers Use Tax?